I have searched for the perfect pizza casserole for years. It seemed like every one I tried didn't taste anything like actual pizza.
Tonight I had planned on letting the boyfriend cook... which meant we were having spaghetti, but then his kiddo mentioned that she had eaten spaghetti the night before at her mother's house. So that was out!
I went on the hunt for something quick and easy to make with the hamburger meat I had thawed out. That's when I decided to just make my own pizza casserole! Remember, this recipe is completely versatile. You can add or remove any toppings that you like or don't like on your pizza. Mix it up. Try black olives, green peppers, banana peppers, ham... the options are endless!
1 bag egg noodles
2 teaspoons Oil
1.5 pound Ground Beef
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 T roasted red peppers (optional)
1 clove Garlic, finely chopped
1 teaspoon Dried Oregano (or a handful of fresh)
1 can tomatoes with green chilies
2 handfuls of pepperonies, cut in half
1 (14oz) jar of pizza sauce
1/2 jar of water
1 cup shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain pasta and set aside.
Heat oil in skillet over medium heat. Saute beef, onion and garlic, until beef is no longer pink. Drain off fat. Stir in oregano, pizza sauce, water, pepperonies, and tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes over medium heat. Remove from heat; Add noodles and half of the Mozzarella cheese. Spoon into large baking dish and top with remaining Mozzarella cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until bubbly.